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Atari ST
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Espionage is based on the board game of the same name. Up to four players (either human or computer-controlled) compete to become Master Spy by returning all the micro film canisters back to their base. A player has 12 agents in their team including secret agents, surveillance agents and courier agents. Each type of agent moves around the board in a different way, not unlike in chess. Besides getting the micro film, another objective is to terminate any enemy agents. This is done as in draughts, by jumping over the agent into a free space. Killing enemy agents nets points, which, combined with points for recovered film canisters and surviving agents are tallied for the final score.

The board is viewed from above. It does not fit the screen all at once, so scrolling is necessary. The game offers a hint function (indicating what the computer thinks is the best move to take) as well as the option to show the last move made. The game ends through an (optional and adjustable) time limit or when all film canisters have been retrieved.


Espionage DOS Title Screen.
Espionage Commodore 64 Player 3 goes first.
Espionage Commodore 64 Enter your name.
Espionage ZX Spectrum The Board

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Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jan, 1989 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1989 780 out of 1000 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 780 out of 1000 78
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1989 77 out of 100 77
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 12 67


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